10/18/2013 ACE Forms Due!
Interested in becoming an Anh/Chi/Em aka a big/little sister/brother? Then fill out the questionnaire to get the process started! The deadline for this is October 18th, so GET ON IT NOW!!!
10/17/2013 VSA Movie Night!
Come out to hangout with your GWU VSA Fam-Bam! We'll be watching a Vietnamese variety show while eating some snacks and just catching up on life! Time: 9pm , Location: 925 25th Street, Apt #101
Every Week Donorsplay!
Help GW VSA raise money for our philanthropy organization, One Body Village! Just text "gwvsa" to the number 650-319-7142 and play the app for 5 minutes once a week!
|VSA Paris by Night Movie Night! | October 17, 2013! | 925 25th St, Apt. #101!|
|Need a break from all these midterms? Want to just bum-out while talking with friends? Want to stuff your face with junk food? Then we have the solution for you! VSA presents: Paris by Night Movie Night! Come out to hangout with your GWU VSA Fam-Bam! We'll be watching a Vietnamese variety show while eating some snacks and just catching up on life! Fun is always had, especially when it involves family!|
|GW VSA DONORSPLAY! | Every Week! | On Phone!|
|One of our fundraising programs for our philanthropy, One Body Village, is DonorsPlay Student Partnership Program, and all we need from you is 5 minutes a week! All you have to do is play a new game or application for 5 minutes on your phone. Each week, you will text our code “gwvsa” to 650-319-7142 and receive a link to download the application from either the IOS app store or the Google Play Store. Then, all you have to do is play the game for 5 minutes, and DonorsPlay will donate money to GW VSA’s CPP, One Body Village. It’s just 5 minutes, each week there will be a new link (we'll remind you!), and you get to play games!|
|Vietnamese Village at Asian Festival! | September 29, 2013|
GWU VSA partnered with MAUVSA at the Vietnamese Village for the 10th Annual Asian Festival in Washington DC! We contributed to the event by giving out free glitter tattoos for the children! Also, our very own VP, Emmeline Ha, modeled an ao dai designed by "Ao Dai Thieu Vy"! [photos]
|Pho Outing! | September 21, 2013|
GW VSA went on a food-filled outing to Pho 75. Once there, members enjoyed some delicious Pho to brighten up the rain Saturday afternoon! In addition to the food, the outing was the first mixer for our Anh Chi Em (ACE) mentorship program! [photos]
|DIY Tet Trung Thu Lanterns! | September 19, 2013|
GW VSA celebrated the Tet Trung Thu Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by making our own lanterns! The lanterns were made by ironing together wax paper sheets with decorations in between, taping the pieces into a square, and adding a light in the middle for finishing touches. In addition to the lanterns, we had mooncakes and tea, and shared stories about the origins of the mid-autumn moon festival. [photos]
|Mid-Autumn Children's Festival in the Washington Metropolitan | September 15, 2013|
GW VSA participated in the 25th annual Mid-Autumn Children's Festival for the Washington Metropolitan Area at Thomas Jefferson High School. Our booth included a ball toss game and gritter tattoos! VSA members had a great time attending the event, and left with good memories, new friends, and a whole lot of glitter! [photos]
|VSA Minute to Nguyễn It September GBM | September 2, 2013|
VSA held our first general body meeting of the 2013-2014 school year, kicking things off with ice breakers, "minute to win it" games, and some delicious Vietnamese dessert (Che Thai)! VSA also announced fall programming, our annual play, and our new An Chi Em (ACE) mentorship program! Thank you to everyone who came out to our event! (including AU VSA!!) [photos]
|VSA Alumni Barbecue | August 30, 2013|
VSA held an alumni barbecue at Virginia Highlands Park, where current members were able to meet and catch up with some of our past members. Past and current members alike enjoyed a delicious barbecue on what turned out to be a nice and sunny day! Special thanks to all of the alumni that came out to our event, and also, to AU VSA for coming out to our event as well! [photos]
|VSA Freshman Event - Cards Against Hunger | August 29, 2013|
VSA held a special meet and greet event for freshman and new members! It was a fun filled evening which gave our newest members the opportunity to meet the executive board, and to learn more about VSA. We played cards against humanity, and afterwards ate some delicious Gỏi Cuốn. [photos]
|COLLEGE PREPARATION CONFERENCE | April 13, 2013|
The College Preparation Conference aimed to prepare high school students in the VA/MD/DC region, with a particular interest in Vietnamese American students, for college. We held workshops that covered all aspects of college life (academic preparation, social adjustment, and financial aid) in order to help students have a smoother transition into college. Some workshops were also open for parents so that they too can be informed and supportive of their children’s decisions. Overall, GWU VSA hoped to give back to the community by educating, guiding, and being a resource for the younger generation so that they can grow up to be successful, future leaders. [photos]
|VSA'S AMAZING RACE FIELD DAY | March 30, 2013|
VSA had a fun filled field day, which included interactive competitions and games. The event concluded with performances, which included an umbrella dance, a modern dance, and a dance specifically for our VSA seniors. Shout out to UMBC VSA and AU VSA for coming out to our field day event! [photos] [Umbrella Dance, Modern Dance, Senior Dance]
|MAUVSA ADVANCED CONFERENCE: Passion into Action | January 25-27, 2013|
Several members of our E-board and general body attended the 2nd annual MAUVSA Advance Conference. It was a three day weekend event hosted by our union organization, MAUVSA, in which VSA's from DC, MD, and VA all met up for leadership building workshops and the opportunity to meet students from other VSA's under MAUVSA. The 2nd annual MAUVSA Advance Conference took place in Fredericksburg, VA, and the theme of the event was "Passion Into Action: Service, Empowerment, Leadership". [photos]
|Stories from Our Que Huong: WE SHOULD NEVER MEET | December 9, 2012|
GWU VSA was proud to present its first fall play production - Stories from Our Que Huong: We Should Never Meet. The script was inspired by Aimee Phan's book: We Should Never Meet. The story centered around two women (Lien and Kim), two time periods (pre and post Vietnam War), and two settings (Vietnam and Southern California). As the plot progressed, the play went back and forth between the two decades to elaborately tell the less publicized 'Amerasian' story, and the consequences due to how much Amerasians struggled to assimilate in both Vietnam and the United States. [photos and video of play]